Noise and Overheating Due to Water Pump Failure on Saab 9-5

The water pump can fail causing noise on the left side of the engine and overheating. Other symptoms include coolant loss and leakage at the front/left area of the engine.

 

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Average mileage: 161,666 (150,000–180,000)
Engine affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo
9 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
12 people reported this problem
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1999 Saab 9-5 - 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo 180,000 mi,
Failed at 70,000 miles - no warning - just dies replaced it again at 155000 miles To many other problems to mention.